This drama is a non romantic one, however its still inspiring . The main character Tokunaga wants to achieve the dream of becoming a Manzai top performance.
Manzai (漫才) is a traditional style of comedy in Japanese culture comparable to double act comedy or stand-up comedy.
Japanese comedy has been around for centuries, with one of the most popular and long-standing genres being manzai. Manzai is a form of stand-up comedy that typically involves two performers – a ‘straight man’ and a ‘funny man’ – trading jokes at rapid speed. The majority of the jokes are based around mutual misunderstandings, double-talk, puns, and other verbal gags.
Manzai has its origins in the 11th century, when two courtesans would entertain audience members by telling jokes and engaging in banter. The genre gradually became more popular, and by the Edo period, manzai was being performed by professional entertainers in red-light districts.
Nowadays, manzai is still hugely popular in Japan, with many annual competitions being held to find the best performers. If you’re ever in Japan and looking for a laugh, be sure to check out a manzai show – you won’t be disappointed!
Hibana: Spark (火花) is a streaming television series adaptation of the novel Spark by Naoki Matayoshi.
The story starts with a walk by the seashore in the town Atami ( 熱海市 ), Shizuoka, in the sightseeing spot, Moon Terrace ( ムーンテラス).
( here is the link if you want it https://goo.gl/maps/JusaBowb9LiYB3cc8 )
In Someone that gets out of the society normal path are bond to meet crazy challenges. It’s No different in Japan and many are bond to meet failure. To find some degree of a possible happiness, they have to give up their dreams and discover a job they dont like, like salaryman do.
There is even the out of standard path Kamiya, who discovered his true colors and its going through a gender change. The physical changes do show up at the Drama. So I can say its a drama that we can see the emotional and battle of the story. while transformation in and out of the characters, without the romantics cliché.